HAYWARD, WI (JULY 30)
CXC Team members Johanna Winters, Matt Liebsch, and Garrott Kuzzy led several Get Your Nordic On! clinics in the Twin Cities recently. The CXC Team skiers were able to work with a number of summer training programs for both Junior and Master skiers, including the Wayzata Ski Club, Go! Training, FinnSisu skiers, and Nordic Werks.
The series of Get Your Nordic On! clinics began on Wednesday evening at Baker Park with the Wayzata ski club. Over 25 skiers junior high age and older braved the pockets of thunderstorms and attended what turned out to be a beautiful night for rollerskiing at Baker. The group began the evening with a brief warm-up, and then worked on rollerski drills, both with and without poles, going up and down one of the steeper hills at Baker. By the end of the evening, the whole group was skiing with a strong V2 up the climbs and doing so very efficiently. Wayzata ski club parents and clinic organizers Gene Kay and Greg Engel commented afterwards on how â€œthe kids learned some valuable new skills and also had lots of fun in the process.â€ It was very evident at the clinic that the Wayzata skiers have been working hard this summer and surely be strong on snow this winter!